Steve Elling reports that Michelle Wie has sent in her Q-School entry. I'm a little more excited than Hound Dog sounds: assuming Stacy Lewis has done the same thing, the Class of 2009 is likely to have an even better race for Rookie of the Year than the Class of 2008 has. We know 4-time Futures Tour winner Vicky Hurst, 3-time winner Mindy Kim, and M.J. Hur are fairly battle-tested, we already know Women's British Open champion Ji-Yai Shin is the best player on the KLPGA and perhaps already the JLPGA (having finished 1-2-2 in her 3 starts there this season), so Wie and Lewis will have to bring their A-game to the LPGA next season. And who knows who else will step up and join these players?
What? You think Wie and Lewis won't cruise through Q-School? Really?
[Update 1 (7:20 pm): Here's Daniel Wexler's response to the news.]
[Update 2 (8:52 pm): Here's Average Golfer's assessment.]
[Update 3 (9:11 pm): Speaking of Stacy Lewis, she's featured in this week's pre-tournament interviews (along with Susie Redman, who's coming out of retirement so her 80-year-old dad can watch her play one last time).]
[Update 4 (9/10/08, 10:44 am): Here's Wie's competition at Mission Hills.]